Twelve previously unseen photographers of John Lennon before he hit the big time in The Beatles, have gone on show at a top London gallery. The collection were taken more than 45 years ago by John Stewart Farrier, a documentary photographer from Faversham. The images will go on show at The Proud Gallery in Chelsea’s King’s Road.
The 24”x 30” silver gelatin photograph is a composite collection of twelve black and white images of John Lennon taken on a Rolleiflex camera. The photographer said: “I am delighted with this exhibition. It has already generated enquiries from around the world, including Australia.” The snapper will be presenting a framed photograph to Yoko Ono, Mr Lennon’s widow, during her exhibition event at the 2014 Folkestone Triennial. He added: “I expect this showcase collection of photographs will come as a delightful surprise for Yoko.” John Lennon was shot dead by an obsessed fan outside his apartment building in New York in December 1980. He was just 40.
Source: Kent News, UK
Photo Credit: John Stewart Farmer